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WY 1728 Scottish Ale ferment temps
« on: October 14, 2016, 10:39:03 PM »
Hey crew!

I know a lot of you have used this yeast quite a bit, and was curious what fermentation temps you prefer for brewing a typical Scottish heavy export (80 schilling)?

I am fairly aware that at warmer temps (70F's) it can through off some smokey phenolics which I do NOT want in my beer.

Thanks!


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Re: WY 1728 Scottish Ale ferment temps
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2016, 12:13:45 AM »
Hey crew!

I know a lot of you have used this yeast quite a bit, and was curious what fermentation temps you prefer for brewing a typical Scottish heavy export (80 schilling)?

I am fairly aware that at warmer temps (70F's) it can through off some smokey phenolics which I do NOT want in my beer.

Thanks!





It's really clean @ 58-60F-ish. You'll be happy there. I never found the 'smoky' thing but I never fermented it too warm either. 
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Re: WY 1728 Scottish Ale ferment temps
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2016, 12:23:50 AM »
Hey crew!

I know a lot of you have used this yeast quite a bit, and was curious what fermentation temps you prefer for brewing a typical Scottish heavy export (80 schilling)?

I am fairly aware that at warmer temps (70F's) it can through off some smokey phenolics which I do NOT want in my beer.

Thanks!





It's really clean @ 58-60F-ish. You'll be happy there. I never found the 'smoky' thing but I never fermented it too warm either.

Same here, good results around 60. If any warmer, I've only experienced a little fruitiness, never smokiness.
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Re: WY 1728 Scottish Ale ferment temps
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2016, 03:26:24 AM »
I read on this forum that 1728 will throw the smoky ester when it is stressed by cold temps, not by warm ones.  For that reason I fermented with it at 57 degrees.  I think I got a bit of the smoke, but nothing that I would really notice if I wasn't looking for it.  The beer was nice and clean as always.  Great yeast!

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Re: WY 1728 Scottish Ale ferment temps
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2016, 12:02:33 PM »
Great replies. Thanks for the tips. I will pitch at 60F, hold there for a couple days, then bump to 62F to keep the yeast happy. Thanks again!  Love this place.

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Re: WY 1728 Scottish Ale ferment temps
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2016, 04:27:59 PM »
I run it at 55F with great results.
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Re: WY 1728 Scottish Ale ferment temps
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2016, 09:38:40 PM »
Yeah, I will definitely keep it cool for this one.  8)